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Authorities say Clark County, Missouri, man likely died during flash flooding

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CLARK COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) - The Clark County Sheriff's office says it's possible the missing man found dead Monday died while trying to escape flash flooding.

The body of James Teeters, 68, of Revere, was found in Dumas Creek Tuesday around noon. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, but Clark County Sheriff Paul Gaudette says he believes Teeters was swept away by raging waters.

Gaudette says he believes Teeters was driving his pick-up truck across a low-water crossing over Dumas Creek when the running water moved his truck into the creek. He thinks Teeters was able to exit the truck about 50 to 75 yards from the crossing, but couldn't get himself to safety.

Teeters was found by a family member approximately a half mile from the crossing. The incident is believed to have happened Saturday evening, and he was reported missing Monday morning.

(Read "Missing Clark County man found dead")

Gaudette says his office has turned the investigation over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division.
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